26 May 2022

Pensioner rescued from River Shannon in Limerick

Pensioner rescued from River Shannon in Limerick

AN ELDERLY man is in a "critical condition" after being rescued from the River Shannon in Limerick city.

It is understood the male, aged in his late 60s / early 70s, was observed in the water by passers by who contacted Limerick Fire and Rescue Service. They received the call at 10.15am on Sunday morning and quickly launched the FireSwift rescue boat.

The man was taken from the water and brought to safety. Gardai and ambulance personnel also attended the scene.

The pensioner was rushed to University Hospital Limerick. On Sunday night a garda spokesperson said he was in a "critical condition".

If you have been affected by the preceding story contact any of the following organisations.

Samaritans: 116 123 or email

Aware: 1800 80 48 48

Pieta: 01 601 0000 or email



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